The JMU Student Survival Guide 2010-11
Dining Hall Survival Where to Eat On and Off Campus
Explore the Great Outdoors
Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk JMU Lingo and Essentials
Letter from the
Behind the scenes Executive Editor
Amy Passaretti Senior, SMAD Editor Sean Youngberg Senior, SMAD
Articles Editor The JMU community and staff of Madison 101 would like to welcome you to the university! You have four short years ahead of you and we hope you take full advantage of all the great things that JMU and the surrounding community have to offer. We’re here to tell you from a student’s perspective all the things the university might not have told you. Use this as your map to navigate this new, unknown territory. We have provided you the essential information to survive freshman year and transition into a new world as effortlessly as possible. Inside you’ll find information about the best places to eat and shop, how to deal with a roommate, advice from current students, class and study tips and the vast number of organizations and opportunities to get involved in. College isn’t all about work, so be sure to experience life outside the classroom. Consider this your guide to the next four years of your life. What to do, what not to do, what there is to see and most importantly how you can make the best of your time here. Everyone’s experience is different, but it’s your job to make sure it’s a good one. Relax, have fun, make new friends and shape your future the way you want to. Good luck!
Sara Riddle Senior, SMAD
Articles Editor Katie Thisdell Junior, SMAD
Assistant Articles Editor Greg Hirsch Senior, SMAD Managing Editor Caitlin Harrison Senior, SMAD Copy Chief Casey Smith Senior, SMAD & SCOM Copy Chief Mary Potter Senior, SMAD Art/Design Editor Chris Runyon Senior, SMAD Art/Design Editor Assistant Lauren Babbage Senior, SMAD Photo Editor Kristin McGregor Junior, SMAD Photo Editor Assistant Hannah Pace Senior, SMAD Adviser Brad Jenkins Adviser David Wendelken
TABLE OF CONTENTS What’s Inside... Student Life PAGES 4-15
» Avoiding Dorm Drama » Going Greek » Necessary Numbers » Local Stores
Photography by DAVID CASTERLINE
FEATURES Finding Alternative Ways to Spend Holiday Breaks 8 Students Complete Service Projects JMU Globetrotters 14 Other countries have the pleasure of hosting JMU students
» Must try foods on campus » Cheap places to eat » Vegetarian Options
Fun & Entertainment PAGES 28-35
Also Inside Money Saving Tips! Map of Downtown
» Best Freshman memory » Tips from Upperclassmen » Outdoor Activities
Sports & Athletics PAGES 36-43
Dining Hall Tips
» Club Sports » UREC » Gameday advice
JMU Lingo JMU’s Newest Addition 32 The Center of Preformaning Arts opens this year at JMU Movin’ and Groovin’ 39 UREC offers a variety of programs and classes for students
Madison101 Quiz JMU Essentials
On The Cover.. Caleb Copper is a little confused about where to go and what to do on this huge campus! Follow Caleb through the steps as he becomes a JMU Duke! Photo taken by Kristin McGregor Location: On the Quad, in front of Wilson Hall
Academics PAGES 45-50
» How to survive in class » Excuses for missing class » Library Comparisons
M101 Quiz Answers: 1. A 2. B 3. B 4. C
5. C 6. A 7. B 8. C
p. 51 pictured in order (left to right): Shannon Essad, freshman; Caleb Copper, senior and Hilary Shea, freshman
Local Stops to Shop CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES Plato’s Closet: The Closet offers gently used men’s and women’s clothing. If you are looking to make extra cash, you can sell gently worn clothing and accessories, but prices vary by item. Location: 1790 E. Market Street Open Mon - Sat: 10 to 8, & Sun: 1 to 6
The Yellow Button: This female clothing boutique features upscale clothing brands like Free People and Lucky, and also sells shoes and accessories. Location: Downtown at 124 S. Main St. Open Mon - Sat: 11 to 7 & Sun: 11:30 to 4:30
GROCERIES Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market: It offers
fresh, local produce and food products from more than 50 vendors. Products include: organically grown lettuce and spinach, soups, breads and locally produced honey. Location: Turner Pavilion in the Municipal Parking Lot, South Liberty Street Regular Market: Tues & Sat: 7 to 1, April to Thanksgiving Holiday Market: First 3 Sat in Dec., 9 to 12 Winter Market: Sat: 9 to 12, Jan. to March
Kate’s Natural Products: Kate’s carries
herbs, all-natural frozen foods, bulk foods and health and beauty supplies. It also hosts a deli that serves freshly baked breads and desserts, homemade soups, salads, wraps and smoothies. Location: 451 University Blvd. Open Mon to Sat: 9 to 6
Shanks Bakery: This downtown bakery
sells freshly baked breads, muffins, pies and desserts. Cupcakes are only $1 a piece, and the bakery also serves specialty coffee drinks, smoothies and teas. Location: Downtown on 49-A W. Water St. Open Mon - Fri: 7 to 7, Sat: 7 to 3
Wonder Skate Culture: The only skate
shop in Harrisonburg, Wonder sells skateboards, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Location: Downtown at 29 W. Water St. Open Mon - Sat: 11 to 7
GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS Glen’s Fair Price Store: Known as Harrisonburg’s “Most Unusual Store,” Glen’s sells collectibles, nostalgic candy and more. You can easily find an eye-popping Halloween costume or unique party decorations. Location: Downtown at 227 N. Main St. Mon - Sat: 9:30 to 5 p.m.
A Touch of the Earth: This shop
specializes in gift items, including tapestries, jewelry, incense and clothing. It is also home to more personalized gifts like bracelets, necklaces, key chains, beads and hemp. Location: Downtown at 66 E. Market St. Tues - Sat: 11 to 6
You Made It! Paint Your Own Pottery:
Paint your own piece of clay pottery or make a fused glass project. Each piece has a base price and an additional 50 percent is added for paint and firing, which takes about a week. Location: Downtown at 163 S. Main St. Hours vary by month, call (540) 434-4500
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Is a fraternity or sorority the right fit for me?
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Here at JMU there are 15 active fraternities and nine sororities to choose from. For a synopsis of what to think about before going Greek let’s go straight to the source. Jill Courson, the assistant director of University Unions for Fraternity and Sorority Life, has these words of wisdom. 1) What are the benefits of going Greek? Joining a national organization of which you are a lifelong member Connections with thousands of members nationwide providing opportunities beyond college During college, being a member can offer leadership and service opportunities. It can offer friendship and a set of standards and values to align you with. 2) What do most incoming first years not think about before going Greek? The biggest thing that freshmen probably don’t consider is the responsibility to a national organization. Scholastic standards and financial expectations are a part of this and often not realized until later. On another side, many people believe that this is purely a social outlet. I want to stress again that being a member offers many opportunities if members choose to take advantage of them, not just socially. 3) Before going Greek all freshmen should remember... It is a fantastic way to meet people and get thrown into the campus culture and campus involvement. On the flipside, it can be overwhelming — time management is important. 4) Greek Life carries with it a negative connotation in many circles. Why should freshmen families believe this isn’t true at JMU? Like anything, until you get all the information, get to know the people and create your own opinion, you should not buy into popular stereotypes. Get to know for yourself before you decide if it is something you want to do.
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For more information about Greek Life at JMU, check out www.jmu.edu/fsl Madison 101 / 2010 - 2011
5 Drama Dorm Steps for Dealing with
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Nip conflict in the bud Nothing is more frustrating than getting the silent treatment from someone living in the other half of the room. Address problems as soon as they arise to avoid snowballing issues so that you can live in peace!
Know yourself Knowing that you don’t like the door being slammed or that it’s impossible for you to sleep with the light on will save you some explaining time later in the year. You and your roommate have been living under separate conditions for 18 years and you have each formed habits that are hard to break. Start fresh with being honest on your Roommate Agreement form. Be willing to compromise When you and your roommate clash, it’s not the end of the world. Realize this and try to understand that you are both coming into this from different worlds. Be prepared to bend a little when it comes to living with a roommate. Be respectful of space and privacy Both you and your roommate should set boundaries from the beginning. When is it ok for people to visit? Are overnight visits OK? Talk about this with your roommate ahead of time to avoid drama down the road. Try living with a stranger Living with someone you know may seem like a great idea if you’re uncomfortable living with a stranger. Unless it’s a sibling with whom you have lived with for your entire life, living with a friend isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
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Finding Alternative Ways to Spend Holiday Breaks
Students Complete Service Projects
The Alternative Break Program offers students the opportunity to serve in cities across the U.S. and to travel abroad to work with impoverished countries. If you can’t stand to give up your Spring Break in the Florida sun, you can do an alternative break program over Thanksgiving break, winter break or even the week after graduation in May. Alternative Spring Break trips are divided into domestic trips within driving distance of JMU, trips more than 1,000 miles from JMU (which require you to fly), and international trips. The trips that are in driving distance allow students who want a more affordable experience the chance to participate in a service opportunity. There are also scholarship opportunities offered to need-based students who fill out an application. Sarah Pike is the Alternative Break Program Student Coordinator and has been on two APB trips. Last spring she led the trip to Camp Vacmas in New Jersey. Pike is a junior social work major and chose this trip because it worked with inner-city children ranging from preschool age to 9th grade. This gave the kids the opportunity to come to camp, which they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do. “In the morning we would get the camp ready for the summer sessions by cleaning and sorting clothing donations. In the afternoons we would drive to Newark in a 12-passenger van to work with the kids in an after-school program,” Pike said. International trips are offered to places such as Peru, Belize, Honduras, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. If manual labor is not your forte, there are trips that work with children in orphanages such as the trip to Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic. This program teaches orphans English, math, reading and art. Each alternative break program is designed to give students a chance to connect with a specific community, grow individually and become active citizens. Senior SMAD major, Allison Gould, has participated in two Alternative Spring Break programs. This year she went to Honduras to help mentor and tutor children. Before going Gould said, “I think it will
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• • • • be really eye opening because I have never seen or been in an impoverished country. I know I will gain a great appreciation for these people and I am looking forward to a week of work and inspiration.” The Honduras trip is run through Students Helping Honduras (SHH), a student organization dedicated to helping Honduran children and families escape poverty and receive an education. Since each alternative b r e a k program has limited spots, a lottery s y s t e m is used to assign students to each trip.
For international and domestic flying trips: sign up for the lottery at the beginning of November in Wilson 204 two days before the lottery drawing For domestic driving trips: sign up at the end of November in Wilson 204 Attend the lottery in the Festival Ballroom and stay until your number is drawn. Sign up for the trip you want and secure your spot with a $100 deposit for domestic driving trips and $200 for international and domestic flying trips. Put your name on the wait list if you didn’t get the trip you wanted. Spots may open up before the trip.
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he most important piece of advice when it comes to budgeting your money is to understand that good financial management is mostly about good behavior, not just knowledge. If you’re not smart about handling your money, you could find yourself in trouble. According to a survey done by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, 77 percent of students felt peer pressured to spend money and 40 percent said they bought something they could not afford by using loans, credit cards, overdrawing an account or borrowing money from someone. Learning how to best budget your money can take time. To speed up the process, follow these tips:
Learn how to live on a “zero-based budget.” Before the start of the month, lay
out all your spendings on paper, assigning each dollar to something. Then, when the month begins, stick to your plan. Through the “zero-based budget,” you can develop a spending and behavior plan for your money and actions. Do not rely too much on online banking because it is generally not 100 percent up-to-date. Some debit card purchases do not show up immediately and paper checks can take weeks to post to your account. Find another system to track your money. Shop around for textbooks! Half.com and Cheap-textbooks.com offer many of the same textbooks for much lower prices.
or those of you who worry about running out of money or don’t understand how to live within your means and budget, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is here to help. According to Brad Barnett, senior associate director, about half of the JMU student body receives some form of financial aid each year. However, if financial aid isn’t available for you, there are other campus resources to help you manage your money:
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GBUS 160 – Teaches consumer finance and financial literacy skills to predominately first year students. “Life Skills” – The 7-week non-credit program offered by the College of Business in the Spring that allows students to learn more about handling money and what to prepare for before graduation.
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“Real Life” Financial Literacy Course – Brad Barnett will be teaching this 3-credit personal finance course in Fall 2010 to teach students how to plan, understand insurance and investing, and other topics that the average American has to handle as an adult.
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Yes, textbooks can be expensive, but they are necessary for completing homework assignments and succeeding in class. The best part is you can sell your books back to the Bookstore or University Outpost at the end of the semester and receive up to 50 percent of what you originally paid. Visit http://www. jmu.edu/bookstore/buyback/faq.htm to learn more.
JAC Card The JMU Access Card (JAC) will be your passport to all campus activities and services. This card allows you to purchase food and gain access to residence halls, athletic events, the gym, movies and many other campus events. Make sure to keep it in a safe place or you could be stuck with a $15 lost card fee. To learn more about its benefits, visit http://www.jmu.edu/ cardctr/connect.shtml.
Gearing up in JMU apparel is not only for sports games. Show your purple and gold pride by stocking up with JMU clothing for any occasion from either the Bookstore or University Outpost.
Laptop A computer is arguably the one item you won’t want to live without. The bookstore offers great deals on computers, but if you struggle with finances, JMU has many computer labs that can be used (as long as you have your JAC card to enter). A laptop is ideal for working on late-night papers, carrying it with you to the library and, of course, for checking Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Walking from the Quad to the East side of campus can be pretty dreadful if you don’t have a comfortable pair of shoes. Wornin tennis shoes, Sperry’s and Converses are among some of the popular choices.
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Students encounter different cultures while studying abroad
Most students prepare for a new semester by purchasing textbooks, printing syllabi and registering for new classes. Students preparing for a semester abroad, however, must gather a current passport, comfortable walking shoes, a sturdy backpack and a great camera doesn’t hurt either. The Office of International Programs (oIP) offers many study abroad programs, with JMU’s Semester in London being the oldest. Short-term programs are also an option, with programs ranging from two weeks to two months. “JMU study abroad programs are designed with a comprehensive approach,” said oIP Director Felix Wang. “During their experience abroad, students will be able to study and learn the academic content of their trip while participating in organized excursions and outings. In addition, JMU students can engage in a direct enrollment experience through one of our exchange partners.” Junior Katie Gordon, studied Arabic in Morocco in June 2009 and felt her surroundings helped incorporate what she had learned in class into everyday life. One of the most breathtaking parts of her trip was watching sunrises and sunsets from sand dunes in the Saharan Desert.
Photos courtesy of CAITLIN HARRISON and NICOLE SANTARSIERO “Morocco is a pro-Western country that still maintains its Islamic traditions and Berber, French and Arab cultures,” said Gordon. “I felt like it was the best of both worlds because I was comfortable, but still got to learn a ton about a culture I was not very familiar with. Many students leave the country for the first time on their respective study abroad trips not knowing what to expect. English isn’t widely spoken, the customs are different and McDonald’s isn’t available on every corner, so it can be a culture shock. Gordon felt she wasn’t prepared for was the local cuisine, saying that those with a sensitive stomach ate a lot of rice. Something all who study abroad can expect, however, is a once-in-alifetime experience with fellow students and knowledgeable JMU faculty. “[My favorite part was] getting to know other JMU students and experiencing a different part of the world together,” said junior Nicole Santarsiero. Santarsiero studied abroad in Malta in Summer 2008 and received credit for attending medical seminars and presentations, instead of classes. “The architecture is just incredible. All of the places that we went are very old and so everything was very ornate and detailed and just beautiful,” said Santarsiero. “For being a very small island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is very jam packed with history, which makes it even more appealing.” Some of the newest oIP Programs include Water for Africa, a program focused on balancing technology, education and reciprocity in Benin, a music program in Venezuela and history intensive programs in countries like Greece and Denmark. “The most beneficial aspect of study abroad is the opportunity to experience a different learning environment while exploring the culture, history and people of the host country,” said Wang. “Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the community through their daily interactions. From their study abroad experience, students are exposed to situations that will enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills.”
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Dining Hall Tips What is a ‘Punch’?
A punch is a $4 equivalent or a designated meal marked by JMU dining services, this includes the equivalent of eating all-you-can-eat at E-Hall or D-Hall. •Freshmen are automatically put on a 14-meal plan with $150 dining dollars. •On the 14-plan, you can use up to two meal punches per day, for each day of the week. •You cannot “double punch” at E-Hall or D-Hall or on the weekends, meaning you can only use one punch during both lunch and dinner. Monday-Thursday you can use more than one punch for a meal. •You cannot punch at Einstein’s, Starbucks & Java City, Mr. Chips or Dog Pound.
Other Helpful Guidelines:
•On weekends only E-Hall, D-Hall and Dukes are open to eat. Festival is open Sunday for dinner. •Top Dog Starbucks is closed on weekends, but you can get your caffeine fix at the Starbucks in Carrier Library. •Dining dollars can be spent on any food item sold on campus and at the two on-campus Starbucks or Java City’s. You can go to Card Services to put more dining dollars on your card, or use FLEX, credit, debit or cash if you run out. •Follow the suggested dining spending chart that Dining Services posts each week and be mindful of how many punches you’ve used in a day. •When choosing seating, find a table that suits your needs and the amount of people you are eating with.
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Hours of Operation: D-Hall and E-Hall:
Monday-Friday Breakfast: 7am - 10am Lunch: 11am - 2pm Dinner: 4:30pm - 8pm
Monday-Thursday: 11am-8pm Friday: 11am-2:30pm Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: 3pm-8pm
Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm Friday-Saturday: 11am-9pm Sunday: 3:30pm-10pm
Market One: Top Dog CafĂŠ: Saturday Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-9pm Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-8pm Brunch: 10am-2pm Friday: 7:30am-2pm Friday: 7:30am-2pm Dinner: 4:30pm - 7:30pm Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED Mrs. Greens: Sunday Monday-Friday: 11am-2:30pm Brunch: 10am-3pm Dinner: 4:30pm-7:30pm (2pm-2:30pm carry out only) Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED Door Prices: (punch) Breakfast Brunch Lunch Dinner
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DINING Campus FOOD that HITS the SP T Let me guess, you’ve already eaten at D-Hall. We all do at orientation. Personally, I don’t think it’s the warmest welcome JMU gives you when you first arrive to campus. If I knew P.C. Duke’s chicken nachos existed on move-in day, it might have been a little easier to say goodbye to Mom and Dad. Just kidding! In all seriousness though, if you’re a food junkie like me, trying all JMU has to serve will be part of the fun during freshman year. You’ll forget about home cooking, especially if your mom cooks like mine. According to The Princeton Review, JMU holds the No. 4 spot on the national ranking of best campus food and it’s not just because of D-Hall.
Let’s take a look at some of the other hidden secrets of JMU dining: Mrs. Greens, a buffet-style lunch destination in Chandler Hall, is so good I accredit it for most of my personal Freshman 8 pounds. I loaded my Styrofoam container with enough food for lunch and a few afternoon snacks. Taylor Kampa, who conveniently lived in Shorts Hall, right next to Chandler during her freshman year, said, “My favorite part of the day was going to Mrs. Greens for lunch. The salad bar was always fresh and the hot plate had something new every day. My favorite was nacho day!”
The newest dining addition, E-Hall, is a little more posh than other eating locations. If you’re craving a Sunday brunch with the ladies, freshman Lexi Gallucci recommends taking the hike from the west side of campus for the Belgium waffles. At E-hall you can enjoy brick oven pizza, home-style entrées, deli selections of fresh-baked bread, salads, international dishes, and pastries and desserts baked on the spot.
According to a Facebook poll, Top Dog’s paninis are the most popular JMU food. Not only are they delicious, they have a variety of options along with a side salad or chips. But if you’re craving one at peak lunch or dinner hours, be prepared to wait in line for a little while.
Need something to satisfy your sweet tooth that doesn’t come from the dorm’s vending machines? In the refrigerated areas of various dining halls, like Dukes and Market One, lies one of JMU’s most underrated jems, the pudding parfaits. Way better than J-E-L-L-O.
At Top Dog on Thursdays, you can get two grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and a drink for a punch. Senior, Tommy Jefferies, says this deal “equals deliciousness.” Thursday is also grilled cheese day at D-Hall. If your FrOG (Freshman Year Orientation Guide) is a good one, this will be one of the first things they teach you.
If you are hoping to take your lunch back to your dorm or eat outside, I’d recommend “Lets Go!” located next to Market One and D-Hall. This place is barely bigger than your dorm, but somehow they manage to pack in everything you’d ever want for lunch. You can make your own sandwiches, tacos, salads and even pick up some pasta or a baked potato with all the toppings.
Uh-oh. You’re staying up late and the Easy Mac in your dorm just isn’t going to cut the cravings. This is when you hit up the Dog Pound (or Chanello’s, but that’s a different article). At the Dog Pound you can get hot dogs, Paninis, nachos, cookies, and more until 2 a.m.
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Attention boys! Looking for the equivalent of a Hungry Man on campus? Go for D-Hall’s Buffalo Mash. Senior Nate Myers says, “Buffalo mash is the masculine amalgamation of food ever constructed.”
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Whether you are a vegetarian, thinking about becoming one or are just interested in trying something new, there are some great veggie options at each dining location on campus. D-Hall: At this all-you-can-eat campus favorite, you can always fill up your bowls and plates with a make-your-own salad, pasta with marinara sauce, vegetarian pizzas, sandwiches, soups, a black bean burger with fries and plenty of desserts. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. There is also a vegan station, which always offers vegetarian and vegan options. Some veggie favorites are mac ’n’ cheese, jambalaya, tacos, burritos and a variety of quiches, wraps and stir-fries. East Campus Dining Hall: Also known as Dolly’s or E-Hall, this is JMU’s newest and most environmentally friendly dining facility that opened in Fall 2009. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, the vegetarian options are constantly changing and evolving. A salad bar is always available, as are veggie burgers, vegetarian soups and pizzas, and Indian Naan bread with a variety of sauces. Vegetarian favorites include stuffed bell peppers, Greek pasta salad, a variety of tofu and rice dishes and sautéed asparagus and corn. Let’s Go!: If you don’t want to sit down and eat, you can grab a to-go container. To the right of Market one, Let’s Go! is only open for lunch during the week, and you can find a salad bar, breads and desserts, a taco and nacho bar, pasta with cheese or marinara sauce, a sandwich bar and fruit and side dishes. P.C. Dukes: Open every day for lunch and dinner, vegetarian Duke deals include pasta with salad and a breadstick, vegetarian pizza, nachos, quesadillas or a taco salad and a sandwich or wrap with fruit or chips. New in Dukes are mini falafel burgers and falafel wraps, and a salad or pita bowl with falafel or tofu. Top Dog: Located above P.C. Dukes, Top Dog is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday and only for lunch on Friday. Here, you can get a veggie burger and fries, a grilled cheese and soup, vegetarian pad Thai or stir fry with tofu, made-to-order salads and a Tuscan vegetable panini with a side. Mrs. Green’s: This is the only spot on campus that offers an all-youcan eat buffet with the option to eat in or take out for a punch. Open only for lunch Monday to Friday, Mrs. Green’s has an expansive salad bar, pasta and bread bar, soups, a hot food bar and a wide variety of delicious desserts. The hot bar is hit-or-miss in terms of vegetarian options, but favorites include veggie lasagna, mac ’n’ cheese and nacho and taco bars. Festival: Open for both lunch and dinner Monday – Friday and Sunday for dinner, you can get a made-to-order salad, made-to-order sandwich or wrap with fruit or chips, a veggie burger with fries, a crepe with fresh fruit and a variety of dessert toppings, a breakfast sandwich with home fries, a falafel and pita sandwich or a specialty pasta dish. And though Cranberry Farms is known for its Thanksgiving-style food, the sides are just as good and you can get a combination of dishes like mashed potatoes, apple crisp or and cornbread for a punch. Market One: Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, you can get a made-to-order vegetarian sandwich or wrap, a three-cheese or hummus Panini, salads, a slice of Sbarro’s pizza or a veggie burger with a variety of toppings.
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Story by HANA UMAN Madison 101 / 2010 - 2011
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Bringing it Back Old School... Our Best Freshman Memories Krysel Holst Sophomore Political Science and Philosophy “I think the most fun JMU related thing that we did last year was the orientation thing, the hypnotist. Some girl, like, gave her room number while hypnotized or something. That was funny.”
Levi May Sophomore Media arts and design “Definitely would be swimming in Newman Lake my last night as a freshman. All my hallmates and my RA, we all went swimming. It was awesome”
Cory Garrett Freshman Undeclared “I’d have to say the snowball fight in the winter, it was pretty fun. Everybody just met up… [on the Quad] and when the clock struck, I think it was midnight, everybody just started throwing snowballs. There were a lot of people, probably a thousand. There was no way you couldn’t get hit; there were snowballs going all over the place.”
Bridgette McNamara Freshman Bio/Pre-Med “Mine was probably when it snowed because I just don’t live in snow. I liked playing outside and seeing everyone come out in the winter.”
Angela Smith Junior Communication Studies “Living on campus is definitely the best and getting [to do] the FrOG week was definitely the best, getting to meet everybody. I still have the same friends as I did from the FrOG group.”
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Mike Kleppinger Junior English “My first Halloween here, I got dressed up as a Spartan from ‘300’ with two of my good friends. It was pretty wild.”
Megan Crosby Freshman Bio/Environmental “Rushing the sorority... was really fun. We got to go in all the houses and see what it was like. I went through formal rush so there were a bunch of other girls outside on the row for a whole weekend. It was really fun.”
Mike Bullard Senior Geographic Science “Mine was probably just living in Dingledine, my suite was really good. I’m still like best friends with all the kids. My whole floor was kids I still hang out with. I liked my spot, centrally located.”
Things I Wish I’d Known...
“ ” “ I wish I’d gone to more on-campus events because they always had a lot of stuff that I really wish I had gone to. Paige Abe, senior
JMU has more than 300 clubs and organizations and if you can’t find the right club to be a part of, create one. A list of all the clubs and organizations can be found online at the student activities and involvement Web site. Also, every fall and spring there is a student organization night where students can find the club that fits him or her best.
I wish I’d known more about the minors that were available. That way I would have gotten more involved with them.
From U.S. presidents speaking to Three 6 Mafia rapping, there is always something to do at JMU. The University Program Board (UPB), as well as many other groups and organizations, are constantly holding events for the JMU community. The university has seen the cops from Reno 911, Jimmy Carter and the band, Boys Like Girls.
I wish I’d known it wasn’t a cliquey school so I wasn’t afraid to join clubs and organizations. [And] to put myself out there and do things I didn’t do as a freshman.
Casey Hamman, junior
Figuring out what to major or minor in can be one of the most stressful decisions a college student makes. The best thing to do is talk to your adviser and figure out what you’re interested in pursuing. Also, be sure to hang on to the course catalog you receive during orientation.
Courtney Hyde, junior
At JMU, the decision to live on or off campus as a sophomore comes early. Many apartment complexes start handing out leases as early as October. To live on campus, you generally apply in November and find out by February if you have received on-campus housing.
Just being on the ball with housing and getting it done sooner, rather than later. Martha Layman, junior
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About an hour and a half drive from JMU, Old Rag’s 8.8-mile circuit hike is definitely worth the trip. As part of the Shenandoah National Park, Old Rag contains challenging switchbacks and great overlooks on the hike up, eventually turning into a rock scramble that takes you to the summit. From the top, enjoy a scenic panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since Old Rag is one of the most popular hikes in Virginia, it’s best to start your hike early or go during the week to avoid crowds. The hike is marked with blue trail blazes and takes around 5.5 hours to complete, so pack plenty of food and water.
Found in the Shenandoah National Park, the 105-mile Skyline Drive is a historic, winding road along the Blue Ridge mountaintops. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery from your car or park at one of the 75 overlooks. There are also several trail entrances on Skyline Drive, including a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Biking and horseback riding are permitted on the road, and if you’d like to extend your stay, you can camp or rent a cabin. The entrance fee is $15 per vehicle, valid for day of purchase and six additional days. You can also enter with a Shenandoah Park annual pass, which costs $30.
• To get to Old Rag from JMU: take I-81 North to exit 264 New Market. • Follow US 211 and continue 30 miles past Luray • Look for Route 522 and follow it south for 0.8 miles. • Turn right on Route 231, follow 8 miles • Turn right onto route 601 and follow signs to the parking area. • Old Rag parking is about 3 miles from route 601.
Hillandale Less than two miles from campus, Hillandale is a 75-acre park with a 1.3 mile trail. The trail, which includes 12 exercise equipment stations, is great for running or walking. The gravel loop takes you through the woods and around the park. Hillandale is the perfect outdoor spot to bring a group of friends, and has a regulation sand volleyball court, two asphalt basketball courts and two horseshoe pitching areas. There are several picnic shelters with restroom facilities nearby, as well as plenty of grass space.
• To find hike entrances, use a map of Skyline Drive found at the front gate. • To enter Skyline Drive, take 33 East for about 22 miles and the Shenandoah Park entrance will be on your left.
Grand Caverns The Grand Caverns is the oldest show cave in America and is known for its unusual shield formations. Located in Grottoes, Va., less than 30 minutes from campus, the park is open to the public seven days a week, with the exception of certain holidays. The Upper Valley Regional Park Authority offer tours from April 1 to Oct. 31. The Grand Caverns also provides free places to hike, picnic, bike and mini-golf. The 1.5 mile tour lasts 60-70 minutes and costs $18. Enjoy subterranean views of giant stalactites from above and stalagmites jutting out from the cavern’s floor. • To get to the Grand Caverns, take I-81 S for 10.6 miles and take Exit 235 then turn left onto Weyers Cave Rd. Follow for 6.2 miles then take a right onto Dogwood Ave., then left onto Grand Caverns Dr.
• The park is located on Hillandale Avenue off South High Street, on the right.
Story by TINA DILEGGE
Madison 101 / 2010 - 2011
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JMU’s Newest Addition
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts ne of the largest fine and performing arts programs on the East Coast is headed for a serious upgrade. On May 18, doors opened to the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, an $82 million facility located on Main Street directl across from the Quad. The 174,524-square-foot building comprises two major facilities, the Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance and the Shirley Hanson Roberts Center for Music Performance. In replacing outdated performance spaces in Theatre II, the Music Building, Godwin and Wilson Halls, the Forbes Center will house three theatres for the visual and performing arts and two concert halls for the School of Music.
You, the actor, can actually see [the audience] sweat.” — Marilou Johnson associate dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts “Some JMU faculty in the College of Visual and Performing Arts have been waiting their entire careers for this center to open,” said Marilou Johnson, associate dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. “Until now, people have had a hard time finding a place to park, finding where the ticket office is and arriving, so we haven’t been very inviting to the public.” Visitors to the Forbes Center will have their choice of two premier, state-of-the-art venues: the 600-seat Concert Hall for large ensembles and musical performances, and the 450-seat Proscenium Theatre for major dramatic arts and dance performances. “The theater is really intimate,” Johnson said. “You, the actor, can actually see [the audience] sweat.” According to George Sparks, dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the acoustics in the Concert Hall and 33 practice rooms in the new facility will blow the current sound quality in Wilson Hall and the Music Building “out of the water.” For the performing arts, a new scene shop boasts wood floors that allow scenery to be nailed directly to the ground and 20-foot high doors leading to the main theatre, which allow for the quick transport of aesthetic backdrops during a performance. A 200-seat experimental theatre will provide a diversity of set and
The new performing arts center will be open for use Fall 2010 and include three theatres and two concert halls.
seating ideas. Stage lighting and catwalks weave through the facility. “We’re no longer going to be on the periphery anymore,” Johnson said, noting that the Forbes Center’s location directly across from the Quad and facing Wilson Hall marks JMU’s commitment to the visual and performing arts. The Viaduct, a 20-foot wide tunnel under South Main Street, connects the center to the end of the Quad opposite Wilson Hall. For the past several decades, JMU performing arts students and faculty have had success in harboring a first-rate academic program using what are, at-best, second-rate facilities. But that has now changed. When freshman theatre major Ashley Grisham, walked out of the busy construction site on March 23 with Sparks, Johnson and a select group of media granted one last sneak peak of the center, the beaming student turned to the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts: “This is definitely more than any theatre student could ask for,” Grisham said. “I’ve got three years here, so this’ll be perfect!” “Worth coming from Dallas to Virginia?” Sparks asked. “Definitely!” Grisham said, laughing and emphatically nodding her head, still protected by a hard hat. “Most definitely.”
Story by ALEX SHARP Photos courtesy of THE BREEZE
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1...2...3... JMU Lingo For You & Me! OMG! Are you feeling lost with all of these acronyms and slang terms that are being thrown around JMU’s campus? Not sure what the heck people are talking about? Don’t you fret because this guide to 20 terms will have you feeling like a veteran Duke Dog in no time
C•M•S•S (See’M’S’S), n. Center For Multicultural Student Services
CS-L (See’S’L), n. Community Service Learning
Jac•Card (Jack’Card), n. Your student access ID card
The•Breeze (The’Bree’Z), n. JMU’s student run school newspaper
D•Hall (Dee’Hall), n. Gibbons Dining Hall
E•C•L (Ee’See’L), n. East Campus Library
E•Hall (Ee’Hall), n. East Campus Dining Hall
U•REC (You’Rec), n. University Recreation Center
T•D•U (Tee’Dee’You), n. Taylor Down Under
FrOG (FROG), n. First yeaR Orientation Guide
W•X•J•M (W’X’Jay’M), n. The student run radio station 88.7 fm
ICGC (Eye’Sea’G’Sea), n. InterCultural Greek Council
U•P•B (You’Pee’Bee), n. University Programming Board
Fes•ty (Fest’Tea), n. Festival Dining Hall
A•B•P (A’Bee’Pee), n. Alternative Break Programs
I•SAT (Eye’Sat), n. Integrated Science and Technology
The•Quad (The’Quad), n. Grassy knoll in front of Wilson Hall
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Con•vo (Con’Voue), n. The Convocation Center, home to basketball games, concerts and guest speakers.
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SPORTS & ATHLETICS
UNIQUE SPORTS CLUBS E-mail the president of a club to get involved Most club teams do not have try-outs Triathlon is combining three sports: swimming, biking and running and you do all three at once. Although the race may seem long, youâ€™re using different muscles for different parts of it. Stephanie Larson, Triathlon President
Photography by KRISTIN McGREGOR Triathlon Active Members: 30 Typical Commitment: 5-6 hours (not including competitions) Dues: $35 per semester Approximate Additional Fees: $60 per race Competitions: March through October, almost every weekend
Itâ€™s basically a chess match on a table. You have to think of your next shot, their next shot, your next spin, how to counter their spin, all in a split second. And whatever you do affects the whole match in general.
Photography by KRISTIN McGREGOR Table Tennis Active Members: 10 Typical Commitment: 6 hours (not including competitions) Dues: $20 per semester Competitions: 3 team and 2 individual tournaments
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Photo courtesy of CLARKSON RUNYON It gives you people to ride with. Sometimes people may ski or snowboard but not really have anyone to go out with. It’s kind of like an automatic community: if you call somebody up chances are they are going to want to go out. Amanda Coale, Ski & Snowboard Racing CoPresident
Ski and Snowboard Racing Active Members: 54 Typical Commitment: 10 hours (not including competitions) Dues: $90 per year Approximate Additional Fees: About $100 per race weekend; $10 (weekday); $25 (weekend) per lift ticket Competitions: 5 in the spring
It’s a great way to get involved. You don’t need any experience at all. You could never have swung a leg over a horse before and still be a part of our club. Allison Smyrl, Equestrian President
Photo courtesy of ALLISON SMYRL Equestrian Active Members: 35 Typical Commitment: 7-10 hours Dues: $40 per semester Approximate Additional Fees: $750 to $2,000 per semester Conference: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Competitions: 5 per semester For a full list of all the club teams go to: http://www.jmu.edu/recreation/Programs/SportClubs/teams.html
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Movin’ and Groovin’
UREC offers a variety of programs and classes for students
At 7 p.m. on a Friday night, young women and men move spontaneously in every direction around JMU’s Festival Ballroom, shaking their hips, crawling across the floor and strutting across the front stage. It’s just another Body Groove fitness class with 38-year-old Nike Elite instructor, Misty Tripoli, who came to Harrisonburg from L.A. to visit the students of JMU for a weekend of training. “The stuff I did with you guys tonight, I’ve never done half that stuff before. I’m like, ‘Where is this coming from?’” Tripoli says. This “stuff” Tripoli is talking about comes from JMU students, mostly young women, who thrust, shake, roll and groove with her for two straight hours. “It’s not about toning your freaking ass,” says Tripoli. The feeling behind each body movement is what counts in her classes, she says. Body Groove is just one of the many fitness classes offered at JMU through the UREC group fitness program. While Tripoli’s nationwide classes is usually $250, admission was free for all JMU attendees and about half were UREC group fitness instructors. “It’s really, really cool. It reminds me a lot of modern dance…I’m so excited to do it,” sophomore SMAD major Justine Pasco said. Even though classes like Body Groove are not required for instructors, they are highly encouraged and considered a good form of training in various fields of fitness. “To be instructors we have to keep up with trainings each semester,” said Pasco. Another necessity to being an instructor is to speak loudly and project confidence. According to UREC group fitness manager and JMU senior Cathleen Murphy, they have no problem with these requirements. “Confidence is not a real big issue with our instructors, not that we’re cocky or anything!” Murphy said. And after a weekend with the vivacious Tripoli, class members can not avoid feeling confident. Murphy, as well as other participants in the workshop, have become certified in the fundamentals of the Body Groove method and now can spread what Tripoli has coined a “Groove-olution.”
Story by SARAH COPPINGER
Available at the University Recreation Center: • For a full list of classes offered and to register online, go to www.jmu.edu/ recreation/programs/groupfitness/index. html • Salsa Dancing, taught by professional instructors; program: $40 • UREC Adventure Program: offers hiking trips, rock climbing trips, ski trips, kayaking & canoeing • Aquatics Program: offers swimming clinics and American Red Cross certification for instructors and lifeguards • Massage Therapy • Register for Intramural Sports, including Dodgeball, Innertube Water Polo, Bowling, Street Hockey, and Flag Football Information available at: www.jmu.edu/recreation/index.shtml
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JMU GAME DAY
JMU game days are full of friends, food, fun and of course, football. Here are a few tips to keep your day running smoothly:
Story by REBEKAH LOWE
Students and parents without a football parking pass (available with purchase of non-student tickets) should park their cars in the baseball lot the night before game day. By early morning, the lot will be full, and several hours before the game, parking services will block off the entrance to the lot. Put big items like grills and games in the car the night before. Wondering what you will do with your trash? Trash cans will be placed around the parking lot. Walk around a bit before it gets too crowded to find the closest one. What about entertainment? Bring your iPod and speakers, but be prepared for tailgating neighbors who will likely have music of their own. Buy or make some games! Cornhole and ladder golf are two of the most popular tailgating games. Space will be tight, so donâ€™t plan on games like frisbee. Bring food you and your friends can grab in between games. Try chips and dip, cookies, mini-cupcakes, and veggies. Consider having your tailgate catered by places like Qdoba or Panera. Start cleaning up your tailgate area at least an hour before game time. It takes longer than you expect, especially if you have grills and games.
Students decked out in JMU attire tailgate before football games in the baseball lot on campus.
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Arrive at least a half an hour before game time. The lines get long and the stands fill up fast! When the student section is full, late arrivers have to sit in the end zone stands. Bring sunglasses! Depending on game time, you could be blinded by the light. The sun goes down behind the visitor stands, and until it does, students are squinting to see the field. If the game starts at 3 p.m. or later, bring layers of clothing. When the sun goes down, it can get really cold, even if it’s a hot day. If you want to get on the jumbo screen, sit toward the bottom of the bleachers. Dress up, paint your face, and cheer like crazy! When you get to your seat, blow up the clappers that will be taped to the bleachers. These are a great way to make extra noise while the team is coming out on the field. During kickoff, fans slam the clappers together and yell at the top of their lungs to get the team pumped up. Before the game starts, ushers will toss streamers into the stands. When JMU scores a touchdown hold on to the end, toss, and watch the streamers unravel over your head. It’s a fun way to celebrate! When JMU gets a first down, stand up and do the “J-M-U Duuuukes” cheer. It’s simple and you will catch on fast.
Stadium Revamped Soon after JMU’s 2009 football season ended, a $62 million construction project to expand Bridgeforth Stadium began. Before the stadium seated 15,778 fans. As JMU grows, fans continue to spill over into seating in the end zone. Soldout Homecoming and Family Weekends mean that some students go ticket-less. Not only will the expanded stadium allow more fans, but it will allow for larger commencement exercises and special events. Expansion includes improved stadium lighting and press facilities. Construction should be done in time for the 2011 football season. The Home side of the stadium will be replaced with a two-tiered complex. Also 4,200 permanent seats, restrooms and concession stands will replace the temporary end-zone seating. More accommodations include 15 hospitality suites, 1,000 climate-controlled club seats, a club lounge with high-end concessions, more open space within the stadium, and seating that meets the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Construction of Bridgeforth Stadium will take place in stages and is set to be complete by 2011.
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ld for Missing Class... WiExcuses Sami McPadden, student “One time I got rear ended and my head was covered in coffee so I had to go home and shower. I also skipped once cause it was free pancake day at iHOP.”
David Wendelken, SMAD professor “I had a student who missed my feature writing class. He stopped by to see me later and said, ‘I’m sorry I missed your class but I have a really good excuse. I was being questioned by the police about my new roommate who was being investigated in connection with a murder.’ He had just moved into an apartment with a roommate he had essentially just met. I could tell from the look on his face at the thought of this guy who he had just moved in with being a murderer that he wasn’t kidding.”
Jeff Loveland, ISAT professor Jeff: “Where is [student]?” Classmate: “She’s not coming in today.” Jeff: “Why not?” Classmate: “Her pet ferret died.”
Joe Spear, sociology professor “I don't take attendance, but in one class I have a set of assignments with a zero tolerance late policy. The assignment must show up on the due date in hard copy form in the classroom at class time. There are no exceptions. Well, OK, I decided to make an exception once. A student showed up with an assignment in hand after class. He was looking quite battered and bruised and was holding documentation of the medical treatment that had been received that morning. The student was rushing to class, assignment in hand, when he was run over by a bicycle.
Michael Quinn, business professor “I had a student that missed the final exam in an online class because he went camping and didn’t have Internet access!”
Jamie Herring, senior “My dog Kylo ran away and I had to chase her.”
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ACADEMICS Tips Best forExcuses Surviving for &Missing Succeeding Class! in Class! “Get actively engaged in the class. The more engaged you are, the better you’ll learn the material and enjoy the experiences. Also, do not be afraid to contact the professor. We are here for you and we enjoy seeing you and knowing that you are actively involved in furthering your education.” -Dr. Thomas Moran, department of kinesiology
“Go to class and get to know the teacher… Get to be boys with him.” -Sam Baskin, senior, public relations major
“Make sure you go to class and do the homework, even if the teacher tells you it’s optional.”
“Don’t be afraid to reach out to people and make friends in classes, because it’s always better to study with other people and bounce ideas off of them.” “Do the reading on time, and don’t get behind. Basically, don’t procrastinate.” –Mary Mac Bennett, sophomore, art history major “It’s not so much about taking notes; it’s more about listening to the teacher.” –Omar Mayassi, sophomore, marketing major
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“Take advantage of office hours. Professors at JMU are always willing to help. I’ve even gotten the digits of some professors.” –Astin Pronio, senior, finance major
“Use the feature on Blackboard where you can e-mail the whole class at once. I would reserve study rooms in the library and then tell my class where and when to meet, and sometimes even the instructor would come.” –Corinne Morgan, freshman, international affairs major
“Put more effort in than high school, definitely. You can’t get away with the bare minimum like I did in high school.” –Bill Hawthorn, senior, finance major “Get some walking shoes. Invest in some really good walking shoes. I would get shin splints just from walking up the hills.” –Sandy Ho, senior, graphic design major
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Pros •60 computer workstations •Photocopier •Printers •Laptop checkout •LEED certified Starbucks •Wide variety of books •Wireless internet •Old historical feel to it •Lockers
Cons •Only 15 group study rooms •No 24-hour zone •Far from East Campus •Inconvenient parking
East Campus Pros Cons •76 computer workstations •Far distance from Quad •46 group study rooms •More modern feel •24-hour study zone •Lacks diverse book availability •Photocopier •Printers •Laptop checkout •Java City •Five floors •Wide variety of Science related books •Wireless internet •Convenient parking
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JMU STUDENT HOT SPOTS: Dave’s Taverna Clementine Earth & Tea Cafe Jack Brown’s
Pennybacker’s Glen’s Fair Price Store Kline’s Dairy Bar Cally’s
Photography by KRISTIN McGREGOR
Madison101 Quiz 1. How tall is James Madison? a. 5’4’’ b. 4’2’’ c. 6’6’ 2. What does TDU stand for? a. Teachers Dining Union b. Taylor Down Under c. Top Dining University
5. What is the oldest building on campus? a. E-Hall b. Wilson Hall c. Jackson Hall
6. Where would one tailgate for Football games? a. Baseball Lot b. The Quad c. On the field 3. What ranking does JMU stand for food? a. 12 7. Where can you go off-campus to find a Halloween costume? b. 4 a. You Made It! c. 6 b. Glen’s c. Earth & Tea Cafe 4. Where can you go to get a world class Panini? 8. Who is the president of JMU? a. Festival a. Dr. Warner b. Market One b. Duke Dog c. Top Dog c. Dr. Rose
*Answers on Table of Contents page
Madison 101 / 2010 - 2011
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